In March, artistic director Trey McIntyre announced that he would be shifting focus to choreographing for other companies.
McIntyre (along with John Michael Schert and Anne Mueller) initially founded the ensemble as a summer touring company in 2004, later becoming full time in 2008. Since then the company has toured extensively throughout the US and abroad.
He said: ‘There is a great poetry to TMP having its final performance as a full time dance company at Jacob’s Pillow. Ella Baff [executive and artistic director]was one of the very first presenters to take a chance on us.’
Baff said: ‘It will be a very special week and a homecoming of sorts. Trey is deeply creative in many ways, and I’m sure this new artistic direction will be interesting and prolific. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for him and his fabulous dancers.’
From 25-29 June, the ensemble will perform The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction, a new work inspired by the surreal art and writings of Edward Gorey, and Mercury Half-Life, set entirely to the music of legendary rock band Queen.
Main image: Trey McIntyre Project’s Mercury Half-Life © Trey McIntyre